• School Meals Information

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    Meal Applications for School Year 2020-21

    Dear BUSD Families,

    Due to recent action by the federal government, the Bellflower Unified School District is now serving meals at no cost to all enrolled students through the 2020-21 school year (until June 30, 2021). During this time we are not requesting Meal Applications, but please be aware that after this date you will need to complete a new Meal Applications in order to continue to receive meals.

    Students enrolled in the Expanded Learning Program receive Breakfast and Lunch meals daily. Students not enrolled in this program receive 5-day Heat and Serve Breakfast and Lunch meals. Please refer to the “Grab and Go Meals” link for more information.

    For further questions please contact Nutrition Services at 562-866-4192 Monday-Friday (6am-4:30pm). 

    Lunch Account

    We are happy to share with you that your child's lunch account balance can be checked online.  You can also pay any outstanding balances online as well.  Click here to check your child's lunch account balance and/or pay online. 


    Click here to view school meal menus for your school site.

    Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information


    Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or click here to access the IRS website.

    You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or click here to access the Franchise Tax Board website.


    Additional Resources

    Translated meal application from the USDA

    Online application for CalFresh Benefits

    California state health care system

    Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children with instructions on how to apply.


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.